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“Embracing America”

Early each morning I walk with my friend from next door. She is stunning. Long black hair parted in the middle covers her shoulders like an ermine stole and hangs to her waist like the thick tail of a show … Continue reading

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“Boko Haram Comes!”

“Boko Haram comes!” “Boko Haram comes!” Terrifying words Screamed into the wind Translate into reality When shouted into cell phones. Warnings received And acted upon By all who hear. The villagers Flee to the mountains Hide themselves In ancient caves … Continue reading

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“The Wife and Mother”

Today Is the day. I choose my dress with care. Designer linen shirt. Pencil-thin skirt. Stiletto heels. Hair. My hand shakes As I let loose my curls And arrange them To frame my face. I am shamed When I look … Continue reading

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